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minute." this morning on "world news now," the major storm slamming the east. >> the winter weather system crippling parts of the midwest and the south. taking aim at the east coast. the nation's capital already feeling it. traffic stuck for hours and the real snow hasn't even arrived yet. >> on the trail with donald trump. now boosted in the polls. he's taking to the road living iowa and enjoying sarah palin's endorsement while the former governor addresses the elephant in the room regarding her own family. trapped underneath. a snow boarder caught florida an avalanche lucky to make it out alive as the snow catches him from behind and nearly buries hqm. the major risk in the west this season. and a long lost love found. the reunion 70 years in the making for this veteran and his wartime girlfriend. look atthat. reconnecting on skype well after he stormed the beaches of normandy and why desperately
it is thursday, january 21st. . >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everyone. good morning. i'm marci gonzalez inn for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. and to welcome you, i shut point out. >> my goodness. >> got some popcorn for you. > this -- that's just mean. i actually would probably pick some of this off and still eat it. why is this here. >> it's just a prop. >> keep it there just to get my hopes up? >> yeah, exactly. >> thanks. >> that's typical for me. a lot of people over the next few days will need comfort food because of the weather and then some. the folks in the nation's capital really needing comfort about now. the massive snowstorm is taking aim at i an huge part of the eestsern u.s. this weekend. >> areas that could get six inches orrore extend from near the mississippi river all the way to cape cod with two feet possible in some areas.
more than 50 million people who will see significantnowfall which could bring traffic in the region to a halt. >> here's the deal. it's already had a big impact in the nation's capital. and the big storm hasn't even arrived yet. had the washington, d.c. area got less than two inches of snow last night. it caught commuters by surprise even president obama's helicopter couldn't take off in snow andhe normal motorcade that you see here that takes about 25 mutes from andrews took more than an hour. traffic all over the area at a standstill. >> there's just crashes all over the place. it's nuts. this is our news vehicle right here. we've been here for 3 1/2 t t 4 hours. have not moved an inch. we're going to walk a little e t and i'm going to show you, i mean, it's just miles and mileses of cars in fact, if we go up here a little bit, you can see people are now starting to get out of their vehicles. maybe they want to stretch their legs and there's another person who is hanging out outside of his car down here.
this is perfectly say. dulles toll road almost at i-66 has not moved for hours. >> that's incredible. >> what a nightmare. it's an absolute nightmare. where yea is that highway it's a mamar highway in the d.c. area. a suburban maryland fire and rescue squad said it was getting one call per minute from stranded drivers. >> wow. >> in virginia, there were hundreds of accents including at least one fatality. we'll get a live update on the mess in our next half hour. >> and earlier the sneak storm caused dozens accidents we were just talking about in western north carolina near the tennessee border. the problem overnight is black ice. several school districts called off classes or sent students home rly. the next storm is about to move into the south and that is the big one. >> that really should be the one that's a problem. we'll get details from accuweather's justin povick. good morning. >> kendis, marci and good morning to you, as well.
very actub conditions over the middle atlantic states into the weekend. we arar concerned about a major snowstorm. low pressure takes a trek to the north and east. on the northwestern flanks, the potential for significant snow amounts. i'm talking over a foot of@ snow, perhaps even local amounts to two feet in and around baltimore and d.c. kendis and marci, back over to you. >> all right. thanks, justin. forecast is sunny and clear for donald trump at least according to the latest poll numbers. he now holds his biggest lead yet in the latest new hampshire poll. but as abc's tom llamas reports, the first day on the campan trail for the trump/palin tag team didn't go exactly as planned. >> our vets deserve a commander in chief who will let them do their job and go kick isis ass. >> mama grizzly echoing her roaring endorsement for the republican front runner. >> are you ready to make america
>> giving her fans some of the greatest hits. >> so no, we're not going to chill. in fact, it's time to drill, baby, drill down and hold these folks accountable. >> reporter: but not everything goinin as planned. the trump campaign announcing palin would be at a morning rally in iowa, the tickets even promising a special guest. but n sign of sarah. >> we were hoping sarah palin would be here. >> and what happened? no show. >> i was looking forward to seeing her wondering where she went>> and palin's surprises didn't end there. in tulsa, she brought up her 26-year-old son track's arrest this week for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. >> i guess it's the kind of elephant in the room>> police say track palin threatened to shoot himself with an ar-15 assault weapon, palin revealing her son is coping with ptsd saying vets wonder if the president knows what they're going through. >> but my son like so many others they come back a bit
they come back hardened. i can c ctainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some ptsd and se of the woundedness that our soldiers ko return with. >> reporter: the politics turned reality star. >> you can see russia from here. almost. >> reporter: now helping the reality star turn politician. >> you're fired. you're fired. you're fired>> trump grateful though he hedged when pressed whether he would pick palin as his running mate. >> i don't think she would want to do it and you know, really don't get into the it right now. i don't even think about vp right now. i just want to bin>> putting on a brave face, senator ted cruz. >> i love sarah palin>> cruz's answer to the palin endorsement, two rallies saturday with conservative firebrand glenn beck and this ad.. cruz in camo, hunting with reality superstarhil robertson from "duck dynasty." >> ted cruz is my man.
he fits the bill. he's the man for the job and he will go duck hunting>> tom llamas, des moines iowa. >> hilarious. >> hillary clinton is struggling against glowing support for busy, especially in new hampshire. she appealed to vote erspointing to the trump/palin partnerip saying it was up to them to make sure itoesn't become a real-life version of a bad saturday night ive skit. she debuted a new ad highlighting her experience. >> the real issue is, who can win the election. who is prepared to do the job. >> sanders responded by saying yes, experience is important. dick cheney had alot of experience but experience doesn't always mean someone has the right judgment. another slump on wall street. the dow ending up losing 249 points after being down more an 500 at one point during the day.
the s&p 500 closed a a its lowest point in nearly two years. investors e getting more worried about economic growth after oil pces hadd their worst one-day drop in several months. president obama was sounding upbeat about the auto industry during a visit to detroit. the president said one reason for his stop at the auto show was to look at new cars for when his term ends next year. on a serious note, the president said he was concerned about the water crisis in flint. >> i know that if i was a parent up there, i would be beside myself that my kid's health could be at risk. >> and according to e-mails just released by the michigan governor, his staff initially tried to avoid responsibility for the crisis in flint. a day after doctors reported high levels of lead in flint, children, the governor's top aide told him the real responsibility for the city's water issues rested wit local government officials. this proved not to be the case since the state treasurer was
the official who signed off on the change in water supply. while the auto industry may be doingng better in detroit, the school system is not. nearly all schools closed yesterday due to a mario masicout by protesting teachers and the head of the teachers union is threatening another mario masicout for today despite the school district going to court to stop it. the teachers say they are trying to draw attention to the poor conditions of the schools including safety has affords and super sized classes. we've got a startling new video to show you about a snow arder on a run as he triggers an avalanche. it's bringing some new attention to the dangers on the slopes and it's getting the guy in a lot of hot water. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: just seven seconds snowboarder christian michael mares' downhill run, an avalanche. >> yis christian? >> reporter: narrowly missing trees. tumbling downhill, shaken, but alive. >> reporter: conditions across the west are ripe for avalanches. two people have been killed this week.
bringing the recent total to seven. every winter, an average of 27 people die in avalanches. in california, the ski resort says he and his pals were trespassing in a csed area. the local sheriff says mares may be prosecuted. mares says he didn't kw the area was closed. the avalanche last week near lake tahoe is in the same area where teams have now called off the search for a s s instructor carson may, missing since thursday. avalanche experts tell us the danger doesn't pass when the storm passes. some areas have seen deadly avalanches triggewed in late spring and even early summer. >> and with bone chilling cold and a massive snowstorm for mucuc of the country, it may be hard to remember but last year wasas the warmest year on record. 2014 had been the record holder and scientists predict this year will be even warmer than last year. that would make this the first
time there have been three record years in a row. so think those warm thoughts as you deal with all this cold and snow. >> in the next couple of days. we'll see. >> so jami keyton a guy in illinois who is making living off a mysterious medical condition. objects like cans stick to the ssin. this is so weird. >> it's so bizarre. >> his doctor says he isn't sick and is in pretty good shape. >> his skin acts like the suckers on the tentacles of an octopus. he says his talent works with any nonporous material including keys, bottles and cell phones and he's making a living entertaining people with this unique talent. how did he first learn this? this is just so fascinating me. >> apparently he learned when he was at a baseball game after he shaved his head, he tried to catch a ball, hit into the stands and he said let'so for
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>> got to find a solution to fix it because it's been going on too long. >> reporter: oscar winner lupita nyong'o says it has her thinking about unconscious prejudice. and what merits prestige in our culture. while many suggest the academy's 93% white membership plays a role, others suggest looking at the big picture. >> it goes further than the academy awards. it goes back to the gatekeepers. >> the studios. >> yes. what we're making, what we're not making. >> reporter: on monday, the academy president saying they're takingngramatic steps to alter the makeup of the membership. but changing the complexion of the academy will take some time. there are more than 6,200 oscar voters, predominantly older white men and they serve for life. linsey davis, abc news, new york. and this is a big deal. tune in or set your dvrsecause later on "good morning america," will splitting will tk about it into. >> be right back.
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i'm going to rock this this morning on "world ns now," going nowhere fast. a traffic nightmare in d.c. as caca and trucks slide all over the beltway. the roads an absolole mess and only an inch of snow and now two feet could be on the way. we're live from the capital. >> and the january stock slump continues. the average 401(k) losing thousands nearly every day this month. but can americans find relief elsewhere as investors hope for a turnaround. >> and new this half hour, cracking down on hoverboards. >> yeah, absolutely. we've seen the dangers of the popular totohich have burst into flames. now the government wants to take drastic action. >> and "star wars" fans will have to wait a little bit longer for their next intergalactic fix as the release date for episode 8 is pushed back. the whole story is ahead in "the
it i ithursday, january 21st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm marci gonzales in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. of course, we've been talking about the big winter storm that is coming up. but d.c. had barely a trace and it is crippled even at this hour. that is our big story. we're starting with the wier weather bearing down on the east coast. about 50 million people you mentioned will be impacted this weekend. >> but as you said, washington, d.c. already got a taste with a smaller storm during evening rush hour. the 1.6 inches brought traffic on area highways and city streets to a standstill. residents complained the public works department got a late start on treating the roads and then its trucks couldn't get around all of those stuck cars. >> and look at this. the president's marine one helicopter was grounded. the presidential entourage had to drive back to the white house and even that took more than an hour. >> oh, my goodness. the limos and vans added to the mess.
were all over the washington area a athis app showed late last night. all those red lines all the places where there are backups and accidents. >> all those dots indicative of accidents in the d.c. area. tom roussey ofur station in washington, wjla, joining us now. taup, good morning. how's it looking? >> good morning, kendis. unfortunately, it is still looking bad. evening rush hour essentially has not ended in the washington, d.c. area. the d.c. beltway, the big interstate that goesn a circle around the city is still a mess in many places. interstate 95 in virginia south of d.c. still a mess. other interstates throughout the areq still bad, as well. slowly but surely things are better. but in just a few hours evening rush hour is going to bleed into morning rush hour. and what happened, as you said earlier, their crews were caught totally unawares. a lot of rds were untreated. even though it was a very small snowstorm, the cs drove over
that caused a huge amount of accidents and then firefighters and ambulances, they couldn't get to the accidents to clear them. so it just turnene into a giant mess. there are stories of folks who have been sitting in their cars for six, seven hours and have barely moved an inch. >> and yeah. >> this is something nobody really expected either. so they weren't prepared. people probablz didn't have water and the things they would need to be able to sit in their cars for that long. >> yeah. >> they weren't prepared at all. i mean, everybody's been talking about the big storm that's supposed to be coming for the weekend and it's almost like people, including the crews that are supposed to treat the roads kind of overlooked this one. yeah, it's been an absolute mess. obviously if people had known this was coming, they would have left work early. nobody knew it was coming. p.m. rush hour hit and all of a sudden it was the worst thing ever. this will go down ap one of the worst evening rush hours ever around here and again, it's still not over.
we're talking 1.6 inches that fell overnight or fell late during rush hour. this doesn't bode well for the nearly two feet of snow that's expected in the next 24 to 48 hours. >> no, that's what a lot of folks have befn saying. i mean, if you can't handle a little over an inch, how on earth is d.c. going to handle two feet? i will say though over the course of growing up around here and reporting around here, it's always the ones that catch you unaware that are the worst. i've seen very large snowstorms in the past and gegerally as long as people have ample wawaing they stay off roads. this one is going to hit on the weekend mostly. so they'll definitely be staying off the roads. and also the crews are ready when you know about it in advance. tonight neither the people who drive regular folks or the crews were ready. i think that's why it was so bad. i actually think this weekend, hopefully, it may not even go as bad as tonight has. >> what a mess it is, even in the early morning hours in the washington, d.c. area. crippled, people still stuck on highways there. tom, thankou, my friend.
appreciate it. >> and that really big snowstorm that we've bn talking about begins moving into thatrea later today and then wallops the rest of the east coast. >> let's get all the grizzly details from justin povick at ac accuweather. >> good morning to you. as we go throughout the next 24 hours, we will start to see our ststm system off the southeastern coast really organize, pull b bk some moisture and within a very cold r mass, we are concerned about very heavy snow from southwestern virginia all the way into coastal portions of central new england. how much? well, over a foot@of snow florida excess of 18 inches the possible toward baltimore and also d.c. heavy amounts down interstate 81, as well with significant amounts all the way toward boston. the potential there of up to 6 inches of snow and pounding surf, dangerous surf conditions along the eastern seaboard along with gusty winds, beach erosion possible, as well. kendis, marci, back to you. >> thank you.
on the campaign trail, another day, another positive poll for republican donald trump. the new figures show trump with 34%. his biggest lead yet in new hampshire. ted cruz is a distant second at 14% followed by a slightly surging jeb bush, tied with marco rubio at 10%. on her first full day as trump supporter in chief, sarah palin was at last -- was a last-minute no show at a morning rally in iowa and rejoined the campaign later in tulsa where she talked about war veterans and problems adjusting to civilian life alluding to her son track adjust calling it the elephant in the room. >> i can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some ptsd and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with. it is now or never for the sake of america's finest that we have that commander in chief who al respect them. >> no word yet from the trump
campaign why palin missed that earlier event in iowa. >> hillary clinton didn't waste any time using an image of trump and palin hoping to fire up her supporters. e question this morning is, will that be enough to surpass the surging bern sanders? here's abc's cecilia vega. >> are you ready for a commander in chief? >> the clinton campaign hoping to raise big bucks from that big endorsement. sending out this plea. donate to make sure this is nothing more than a bad "snl" skit come to life. >> but it is no laughing matter for hillary clinton. especially with the new poll showin bernie sanders with his biggest lead yft in new hampshire. bill clinton right there the assessing the damage. >> we're on a home field disadvantage here. >> the implication? sanders from neighboring vermont has a leg%up i ithe granite state. >> you've been good to me. you've been good to our family. i trust you.
>> in a new ad, hillary clinton highlighting her experience. >> the secretary of state who stood up for a arica and stared down hostile leaders around the world is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do everpart of the job>> but sanders says experience isn't everything. e candidate who promised to run a positive cpaign now says this. >> experience is important. dick cheney had a lot of experience. >> reporter: in the homestretch, clinton hoping to capitalize on president obama's popularity with the democratic base writing a personal essay. and that essay accomplish published on wednesday when exactly one year from then, a new president will be sworn in. cecilia vega, abc news, des moines. >> analysts are hoping wall street has turned a corner. the dow was down 565 points at one point yesterday, but then turned the corner and ended the day only losing 249. the latest wave affair was
oil prices in months. crude is now selling below $27 a barrel whihi some see a sign of slowing economic growth. there could soon be drastic c new action over the safety of hoverboards. some of those boards under investigation of course, after they caught on f)re. the latest in northern california just this week. the head of the consumer product safety commission is now calling for a suspension of all online sales of all hoverboards till there's better testing and proof of safety of the devices. he is calling into question the safety of all l ver boards even those not actually under investigation. well, president obama is already getting pretty emotional about an upcoming major milestone for first daughter malia. >> the president told his lunch companio in detroit that he turned down an opportunity to speak at malia's high school graduation. malia's high school
graduation >> malia is a senior at the private sidwell friends school in washington, d.c. and expected to start college this fall. we still don't know where she's going go. she's still deciding. >> not as yet. very cute though of the president. coming up an impromptu concerby john legend. >> why the grammy winner joined colombian rock star juanes to sing outside of a detention center yesterday. we'll give you an exclusive look. >> but first, why a tennis player stopped the match to help a ball girl in distress. the good deed on the court going viral. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by
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french tennis star wilfried tsonga is a huge hit on social media this morning after coming to the aid of an ailing ball girl at the australian open. he stopped play and escorted her off the court after noticing that she wasn't feeling well. he says he appreciates the accolades but says offering a helping hand is just the normal thing to do. and temperatures in melbourne were upper 80s. pretty warm to be playing tennis. another sports celebrity is being credited with coming to the rescue of a woman involved in a three-car accident. new england patriots reserve linebacker dareus fleming says that he got 22 stitches in his right leg as a result of the rescue last week. he says he saw the woman struggling inside her smoking car and when he couldn't ope the doors he kicked his foot through a window to pull her to safety. and the actor who turned into a good samaritan got a visit from the father of the man he rescued.
>> hollywood hero jamie foxx, saving t day in real life. he was given an emotional thank you. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> got to move your car. got to move your car. >> after this violent, fiery crash outside his home, oscar winning actor jamie foxx playing the role of real life hero. >> he was inside on fire. we pulled him out. you need to send an ambulance please. when i get here the truck is over on its side and it's in flames. i just had to do something. >> reporter: foxx rushing down his driveway to find the 32-year-old driver trapped. >> we pulled him out and as we pulled him out within five seconds later, the truck goes up. >> you saved my son's life. because he could have burned up right here. >> reporter: that driver's father, just thankful foxx was there. >> just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than i could fathom. so i just -- it's all tears of joy. >> reporter: his son is in the hospital but alive.
arms wrapped around all of us. no heroes, just happy fathers. >> kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> very humble about the whole thing. when we come back, john legend's impromptu concert outside a detention center. >> and you'll have to wait a little longer to see the next "star wars" movie. "the skinny" is next. e to wait a little longer to >> announcer: "world news now"
abc stationsns skinny, so skinny >> well, topping our headlines for "the skinny" this morning, music legend john legend lends his powerful voice to a controversial issue. >> the grammy award winning singer joined forces with colombian rock star juanes to detention center in arizona yesterday. their aim to raise awareness of the connection between mass deportations and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color in the u.s. these thoughts of freedom is all i ever had all i ever had >> well, the eloy immigration detention center is located about 100 miles from the mexican
1500 people. >> right next to some disappointing news for star wars fans. >> you're going to having to wait an additional six months for the next movie episode 8 was the originally slated to debut in may of next year. now it's not going to be released till december of 2017. >> insiders within our parent company disney say the decision mes after the blockbuster's success of "the force awakens" over the year end holidays say they have decided to give episode 8 the same christmas treatment. that makes sse. >> it gives more breathing room to "rogue one" about the heist of the original death star plan that comes out on december 16th of this year. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. totally lost me. >> a lot of people too who are looking forward to all of those, yes. next, controversy is brewing for "trainwreck" star amy schumer. >> the comedienne is accused of joke theft by someone who
an of other comedians like kathleen madigan and wendy lieberman. she took to the airwaves on sirius xm to vigorously deny the acacsations. >> and she thinks that i in 2006, again, that i saw that or r that i saw wendy's joke in the '90s and thought okay, if i just wait this out or that i referenced old sets, that's soso crazy. >> so schumer says "i'd literally take a polygraph" to prove her innocence. >> i see a whole bit being me out of this. >> and it's going to be very off-colored language i'm sure from amy schumer. >> absolutely. i'd be interested to hear the jokes that they're saying are similar. >> whether rhey were worth it if they were plagiarized jokes. >> or if it's maybe just a similar theme or i don't know. we'll see. finally, kylie jenner has broken her silence about that omnipresent cartier love bracelet.
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i want to love you, pretty young thing >> oh, we're on camera. >> "pyt" was -- you look great -- was the sixth single from michael jackson's record breaking album "thriller" in 1982. >> the pop sensation managed to navigate the war between disco and rock and now a new documentary by spike lee takes a closer look at just how he did it. re's abc's chris connelly. >> even before "thriller," t tse sensational dance skills, those special songs and that spectacular voice. it already me michael jackson's pop's premiere entertainer. now director spike lee is shining a spotlight on michael's early 20s in his documentary spi
michael jackson's journey from motown to off the wall." this 1981 performance from the the never before seen stuff that spike's foun >> like michael's impossibly soaring original demo of "don't stop till you get enough," recorded a the jackson family compound in ensign know. bringing viewers back three and a half decades. with michael first spreading his solo wings ready for superstar dom as a man. >> what i do, i don't want it labeled ack or white. >> i want it labeled as music. this music, rocking, soulful and sophisticated. dance floor dynamite that sold 30 million copies worldwide and influenced so many of today's biggest names from john legend to quest love. >> that's the first time we heard that iconic yell. that's his free at last, free at last. >> artists sharing how michael's talents helped them find their own.
>> i always use michael first and foremost as a vocal inspiration. "off the wall" was definitely the one that made me feel like i could sing. i found my falsetto because of "off the wall," "don't stop till you get enough." >> timeless music still brimming with the youthful excitement of its time. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> and kendis has now abandoned me for the "world news now" dance floor. >> it's my medley of michael jackson dances. >> that's crazy. >> i'm not going to grab my crotch. >>it's after midnight. you can get away with it. >> i'll just moon walk off this. how long is this break? >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back.iyou can get away with it. >> i'll just moon walk off this. how long is this break.